7-Spot Ladybirds like You've never seen them before!
I'm a Lady!
This is a whimsical view of the UK native 7-spot ladybirds that I photograph each year. Moreover I don't use a tripod. Nor do I use any sleepy (cold induced) 7-spot ladybirds to create these images. With this in mind I hold the camera steady close to my body and manually focus. My work covers hours and hours spent observing and enjoying one of the many little wonders of creation.
But Not Your Average Lady!
We learn many valuable lessons from observing creation. Furthermore God showcases his greatness and wisdom through even the smallest of things. In other words His strength is made perfect in weakness. If you have an open mind and a searching heart you'll discover that the natural world bears the signature of a great and wise supernatural Creator.
I enjoy capturing grand designs in nature. I photograph the light as it illuminates simple things like decaying leaves, papery petals and seed heads during the winter months. The light turns something that most think of as dead into something quite so beautiful.
When you stumble across a very rare sighting of a bee-fly sleeping while hanging upside down. Or the rare visit of a small copper butterfly into the garden. Moments that just take your breath away. I'm really captivated, excited and inspired by those serendipitous moments.
Take a stroll into the deep blue yonder. A sea of blue carpets the ancient Perthshire woodland floor in Spring each year. A sweet perfume infuses the air. You marvel at your mesmerizing tranquil surroundings. There's no one but you in those woods. You are alone with your Creator.